Have Fun Fussy Cutting Fabric For Your Christmas Ornaments.
These Christmas ornament quilt blocks are fun and easy to make, and can be used for almost any holiday project. This beautiful vintage ornament quilt is sure to be cherished and put on display year after year. Bits of fabric and prints are put together to make your own special ornament collection.
Get started by getting out your favorite holiday and winter prints. When choosing your fabrics be mindful that some of the prints are used for the applique shapes. A great way to highlight a design in an appliqued or pieced block is to “fussy cut” one of the designs in the fabric, making it the focal point or adding more detail to the block. You can do this with an applique shape or piece in a quilt block.
Prints that have holiday scenes and snowflakes can be used for ornament backgrounds, while sweet pictures of gifts and snowmen are just right for fussy cutting to display within the ornaments. See how to fussy cut here.
Choosing the perfect background fabric for an appliquéd project can be a lot of fun, but there are times when the fabric we choose may not work out as hoped! An easy and quick way to avoid this is by auditioning the background fabric before stitching the appliques down. To find out how to how to use the applique pressing sheet to pre-assemble the appliques read more here.
Cherry Guidry over at ‘We All Sew’ , designed the applique blocks and quilt. The quilt is made up using 8 different ornaments. The applique blocks are fun to make and can be used on their own or put together for smaller projects. The blocks can be used to make charming handmade gifts for the holidays. This fun tutorial includes templates for 8 ornaments and some great quilting ideas. Download Quilt Ideas here.
A medallion ornament to add to the display, can also be used to make colorful baubles. The ornament blocks are easy to make using paper backed fusible webbing available here.
To get started download the fabric requirements as well as the free templates and instructions from the links provided below. Make your own pattern booklet with a picture of the ornaments for the ‘front cover'(choose your favorite). Print out the quilt pattern and arranged everything in order ready to sew your own Vintage Christmas Ornaments quilt!
- Vintage Ornaments Quilt Fabric Requirements
- Vintage Ornaments Quilt Blocks 1 and 2
- Vintage Ornaments Quilt Blocks 3 and 4
- Vintage Ornaments Quilt Blocks 5 and 6
- Vintage Ornaments Quilt Blocks 7 and 8